1982

Women's Varsity Basketball

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ROW 1: Sue Pella, Val Mosley, Jean-Marie Fiske (captain), Lisa "Akilah" White, Rose Marie Muniz. ROW 2: Don O'Brien (Assn't coach), Ababach Smith, Mary Hanley, Sharon Budde, Cecelie Owens, Terry Cruz, Cindy Brown, Rhonda Wieder, Gail Maloney (head coach).

Coach Gail Maloney's girls, after a rather slow start (losses to their first four opponents) came on slowly but surely, winning five of their last seven. Early season losses to Daemen (43-40) and Brockport (55-51) were followed by two more squeakers against Nazareth (62-61) and SUNY Buffalo (54-53). Thus, a total of 10 points difference meant four losses. Undaunted, however, Maloney's maidens proceeded to win five of their next seven, frequently behind the scoring power of freshman Val Mosley. Houghton (67-36), William Smith (56-41), and Brockport State · (73-54) all fell victim to the newly awakened roundbailers before the University of Rochester (75-65) and

Niagara (63-60), both ranked teams in New York State, set the Lady Bengals down in close contests . Rebounding once more, Buffalo State won handily over Keuka (70- 58) and Geneseo (59-47) . After putting together the modest five games winning streak before losing to Division II newcomer Mercyhurst College (74-62) , the Lady Bengals have shown the ability to consistently win against opponents of their own Division III persuasion. The victories over Keuka and Geneseo were followed by solid "hoopersterism" against SUNY Buffalo (61-44), Oswego (58-56), and Alfred (72-44). In recognition of her star-like evenings against previously

reported contests at Rochester, Niagara, and Keuka, Freshman Valeria Mosley was rewarded with the selection as New York State Division III "Player of the Week" by the statewide board of coaches for Widmer's Wine Cellars. Averaging 22 points a game highlighted by a 25 point, 10 rebound performance against Keuka, Mosley continued on her flashy-but-effective way the next game by hitting for 31 points against SUNY Buffalo which is a new college record for most points in a game by 8 narrow victory over Oswego. She received an Honorable Mention in the Lady Niagara polling for "Player of the Week."

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